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Crab Alley Restaurant

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9703 Golf Course Rd, Ocean City, MD 21842-9686
+1 410-213-7800
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Cebu Island, Philippines
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch last week at Crab Alley Restaurant, the food was so good that we wind up ordering a bunch of them to take home. The servings were just right and the price was very good. The Crab Soup was excellent it is a must to have and the crab cake was so good .Every thing they have in... More 

Thank mactanbeach
Alexandria, Virginia
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is a favorite place among the locals. The Maryland crab soup is the best on the beach and on Saturdays you can eat all the oysters you can eat for $ 25 What a bargain.

Thank JohnVeldhuis
Cleveland, Ohio
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

combo platter with a (small) crab cake and fried flounder. It was not worth the $26 it cost. The crab cake was very tasty, though small, but the flounder was thin and dry. They did give you a ton of hush puppies.

Thank kcgoetz
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42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been coming to Crab Alley for years, and it is still one of the best places for crabs in OC. This time our server, Kim Leann, recommended the large crabs. We usually only opt for ext large or jumbo. We were not disappointed. As promised, they were large, heavy, sweet, moist, and well spiced. In fact, they were... More 

Thank Diana T
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered and sometime later after getting hold of a waitress we got our food which was probably waiting for us. It was cold. No extra napkins, no butter for the potato. This is late September, well after the summer rush. I have been here numerous times over the years during their peak season n gotten better service that tonite.... More 

Thank 769marianh
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ordered a combo of crabs, crab legs and shrimp with corn on the cob and hush puppies for 2. It was the best we ever had. Other couple had fried oysters and they were great. Highly recommend this restaurant. We went there in late Sept..

Thank John W
Warminster, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Two story venue: great bar and seating on the upper level and typical bar seating on the lower level. I was expecting a typical bar food experience but was pleasantly surprised. The food was very good, well beyond most bar food. The service was good and the prices were reasonable for a shore resort environment. You can't go wrong with... More 

Thank Frank W
Royersford, Pennsylvania
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138 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

I don't always love crab cakes, but ordered them here as they were sold out of the larger hard shell crabs. Some places really overdo the Old Bay seasoning. This was not the case here. The crab cake had a light crisp outside and a delicious inside that was well-seasoned, but without a heavy Old Bay flavor. It let the... More 

Thank irishmist1
Annapolis, Maryland
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

We went with my brother and his wife for the all you can eat crabs. For $35.00 each, you get all the chicken (who wants it when you have crabs), corn, hush puppies and crabs. The crabs were mostly mediums but they were all heavy and none were overcooked and mushy. The table was never empty of crabs except when... More 

Thank James M
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229 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

As the name indicates the focus here is on seafood, especially crabs, but they do have non seafood options as well. I was satisfied enough with my meal that I ate there two days in a row. Why? Fist and foremost I am Maryland born and bred. Like most residents of MD I like steamed and seasoned blue crabs and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9703 Golf Course Rd, Ocean City, MD 21842-9686
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-213-7800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?